• Instructor of Record, Art and the Social Turn, Eugene Lang College, The New School, Autumn 2017
  • Instructor of Record, Documentary Aesthetics in Contemporary Art, Harvard Summer School, Summer 2016
  • Guest Lecturer, Culture and Media Seminar, David Fresko, Eugene Lang College, June 2016
  • Guest Lecturer, Documents and Documentaries, Jason Fox, Eugene Lang College, April 2016
  • "Documentary During Wartime: Two Recent Works from Syria," The Documentary Moment, Dennis Lim, Harvard University, February 2015
  • “Hybrid Biography: Peter Watkins's Edvard Munch,” The Art of the Real, Dennis Lim, Harvard University, October 2014.

Recent Panels and Talks
  • "Spatializing Blackness," panel, Design Miami, Miami, December 2017
  • "Conversation: Torkwase Dyson, Maria Lind, Rachael Rakes," Art Center/South Florida,  December 2017
  • Artist Talk: Kazuko Miyamoto, Gallerie Zurcher, New York, September 2017
  • "Art and the Documentary Turn," Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, August 2017
  • "Notes on Political Abstraction,"  Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway, July 2017
  • “Displacements,” panel on artists as historical and cultural revisionists, Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico, February 2016
  • "Meet the Festival Programmers,” panel on festival strategy, Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Argentina, November 2017
  • “Moving Image: Instant Upload,” panel on online artists’s video, Moving Image NY, March 2015

Selected Juries and Appointments
  • Advisory Board, World Records Journal, 2017-present
  • Advisory Board, UnionDocs, 2010-present
  • Juror and Facilitator, Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, 2007-present
  • Juror, Ficunam, 2017
  • Juror, FicValdivia, 2016
  • Juror, Dokufest Kosovo, 2016
  • Juror, Nation Institute Investigative Fund Short Film Competition, 2015
  • Juror, Kazuko Award, 2014, 2015
  • Juror, Cinema Tropical Awards, 2014
  • Juror, DMZ Documentary Film Festival, 2014
  • Juror, FIDMarseille Film Festival, 2014
  • Juror, FLEX Experimental Film Festival, 2013
  • Screening Committee, POV, 2012-2015
  • Juror, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 2010
  • Selection Committee, New York Underground Film Festival, 2003-2005

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